It sounds so stupid, but I bought a white tank top from H&M that was organic cotton for about $10 back in 2000 something. I loved it to pieces because it was the PERFECT cut that covered my bust, had wider straps as a tank top but not so wide that it was a muscle tank that would accentuate my shoulders, and had a nice V-neck cut in front that was still modest enough to wear without something underneath.
Not everyone wants to show cleavage, nor has any to show, thankyouverymuch.
It was THE. PERFECT. TANK TOP. 100% organic super soft cotton and it was opaque enough to wear as-is (unlike my All Saints tank tops which sort of fit the bill but honestly, are a little see-through especially in bright light or sunlight).
I finally had to get rid of it because the armpits were turning all yellow from sweat, and it got 2 holes in front.
I really wish I had the hindsight at that time to go and buy a HUGE stock of these perfect white tank tops when I realized how nice it was, because I have never ever found anything close to it again. I go back to H&M almost every season hoping it will appear on the rack again.
Honourable shoe mention goes to these perfect woven yellow and blue flats I bought in Singapore when I visited, and I WISH I HAD BOUGHT WAY MORE. They were so cool, comfortable, unique…
They finally ended up getting holes and shreds at the corners and I could not really wear them any more. I think I shed a tear when I finally threw them out. Right now, the object of my shoe affection are my bright pink magenta suede flats which I WEAR TO DEATH AND LOVE. I don’t want them to disappear either.
As for clothing aside from this perfect white tank top, there are others I know may not last forever:
I still have my favourite wrap dress that I put on every time I want to feel polished and professional.
I still have my favourite cotton bustier tank top with a little tie in front that I 100% plan on having re-created once it falls apart in shreds / is no longer fit to be worn.
I still have my favourite paperbag waist skirt that I ripped when hopping into a service truck when my car died in the garage, that I again, 100% plan on having re-created once it falls apart and cannot be worn.
I still have my favourite map print tanks that I wear constantly and am super careful with but have two, so the nice thing is that in case one ever gets ruined, I have another as a “backup” and constantly scour sites for this print so I can buy anything that has this print on it like a crazed maniac.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
The entire series can be found here: Women in Clothes Style & Fashion Survey